Monster chasing phenomenon Pokémon GO is finally coming to India, it was announced today (via Mashable). 4G LTE carrier Reliance Jio has partnered with Niantic, publisher and developer of Pokémon GO, to bring the hit game to the country on Wednesday.

The partnership will see thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and other affiliated premises become PokéStops and gyms, where players are most likely to discover the game's iconic characters.

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"It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game,” said John Hanke, CEO and founder of Niantic in a press statement.

Since its debut on iOS in July, Pokémon GO has been downloaded 500 million times. Despite the game not being available in India during that time, many fans in the country force-installed the game to join in the global phenomenon.

Niantic updated the game yesterday with new characters, introducing Togepi, Pichu, and other select Pokémon that were originally found in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver.

Top Rated Comments

amirite Avatar
64 months ago
More like Pokémon Gone
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Aman_5ingh Avatar
64 months ago
This was a huge hit in the first month here in India, not so much when the game got a region-block (strangely it continued to function in some of the Northern and Western states, still does). Not keeping a huge mobile market like India as a priority really was the final nail in the coffin (apart from the lack of updates and new Pokemon, and bugs).
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WRChris Avatar
64 months ago


Does anyone still care about Pokémon Go?
Yes, because 5 people comment on every website that mentions Pokémon and say that it's dead, doesn't mean it's true.
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Pokemon is dead already, why are they still trying to expand it...
Do you live under a rock?
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Soopastar Avatar
64 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/13/pokemon-go-officially-launches-in-india-tomorrow/')




Would it really be that hard for you all to use actual screen shots of the game instead of the mock ups?
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WRChris Avatar
64 months ago
doesn't matter people will flock to it and then leave when they realize how crappy niantic are
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Wayfarer Avatar
64 months ago
Courageous! I wonder what Apple will do next. Oh wait, wrong thread.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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